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Jazz Samba

Stan Getz

1962

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Jazz Samba

Rating

3.53

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This is a tough album to rate. Just considering the jazz scene, this album razzes my berries. Listening to it, I feel like I’m a cool daddy-o who’s got it made in the shade along side my ginchiest gal with a classy chassis. We’re at a club like the Copacabana with a whiskey and a cigar blowing off steam before we burn rubber to the passion pit for a double feature and some backseat bingo. I’m no aficionado here, but I do think Stan Getz is a hip cat on the saxophone. Not to be a wet rag, but I do not consider jazz to be the bee’s knees. I did catch some Z’s while listening to this one (it’s been a long week). We’ll nightingale, here’s my tale: If someone had this album on, I would enjoy hearing it through. And that’s the word from the bird. I’ll put a lid on it now.

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5

At first seeing 'Jazz' in the album name was a bit intimidating, but this is the kind of jazz you drink coctails to, not the kind which makes your ears bleed...

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Is it possible for Jon to give a Jazz album fewer than 5 stars? Yes. Is it possible for Jon to give a Samba album fewer than five stars? Yes. Is it possible for Jon to give a BOSSA NOVA album fewer than five stars? No.

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5

Love this album-- excellent for those late spring nights on the patio, when the wind blows through the open windows of the house

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5

What is "bossa nova"? Well it seems that the answer is in this album. The title itself (probably) summarizes it all, "jazz samba"! That's bossa nova, jazz samba. I can see why this album ignited the so-called bossa nova craze. It's chill, it's atmospheric, and it's energetic. The very music that one would hear in some tropical themed restaurant or some pub. What a good introduction to the genre. I enjoyed it a lot, despite my dislike towards jazz in general.

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5

What an absolutely fucking delightful album. I listened to it twice. Exuberant polyphony and phenomenal musicianship from start to finish. Fuck yes

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Relaxing, good music to work to

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Easy listening smooth Jazz. Great to work or walk to. Summer vibes

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5.0 - Loved his tropicalia exploration and this one is equally awesome. Classy, warm, sophisticated.

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5

How is it possible that I did not have this album. Truly a crime. Great -- super mellow and groovy. Sunday morning wake up music.

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5

The definition of cool. Mellow and exciting. Can never go wrong with Stan Getz.

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YES! YES! YES! Va, va, va, va.. FIVE! You know when your husband is gonna try and put the moves on you when he throws this on the record player. I think this is Pepe Le Pew's go to. I'm sure Stan Getz a lotta action with that love horn of his.... mmhmmm. I dig this album and will listen to it before and after sex.

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Upbeat, good vibe music. Made me want to get up and dance!

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5

Very nice! Very good background music that makes me want to journey to spain during a coffee break

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5

This is such a welcoming introduction to Stan Getz, it feels familiar immediately and sets a perfect mood.

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Cool, pleasant, and surprisingly accessible for a classic jazz album.

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This album is new to me. I have heard of Stan, but never really took the time to explore him. I dig several forms of jazz, but Samba just isn't my thing. However, this listen on a Sunday morning with 7 inches of freshly fallen snow, did give me reason to sample some more of his stuff. Then once I saw there was a "The Essential Stan Getz" album, I have been enjoying him since, and would consider more of his smooth slow stuff a beautiful option in the right time and place.

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Two American gringoes steal Brazil's music. But they steal it very, very well. 5

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Voy por la tercera y lo amo. Ya las conozco todas, el sax suena lindo y la grabación increible

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5

pretty relaxing album, smooooth jazz, smooooooooth samba, smoooooooooooooooooooooth jazz samba. yum yum yum.

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Silky smooth

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great album, can see if being used for sunday mornings making breakfast!

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Just perfect composition.

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Yes!

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Uma delícia

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Great.

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Always a classic

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5

This is so freaking classic and so freaking good. I'll take more where that came from.

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5

Wow, I absolutely loved this album. Transported to another place.

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HELL yeah, man. holy shit, this was so good.

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Amazing

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this is what i play when we cook dinner

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5

So elegant and comforting. I really enjoyed this work by the two jazz legends.

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Se me ha hecho breve

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Amazing!

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Great Jazz! Not to crazy, not too chill.

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Really enjoyed it

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As described

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Pure vibez, a shame it's only 33 minutes long!

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Cool

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5

Brilliant for working at home

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5

I like that bossa sound, love the album

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5

Exquisite. Transports you away from wherever you are.

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I love jazz wth. I will listen to this while doing schoolwork when school starts (s) Favorite songs: Samba Dees Days, Samba Triste, Samba De Uma Nota So, Bahia

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A Stine called classic and highly influential album. Introduced jazz lovers in North America to bossa nova. What more is there to say. 5 🌟

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A Stone cold classic and highly influential album. Introduced jazz lovers in North America to bossa nova. What more is there to say. 5 🌟

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5

Great stuff. I love a good samba or bassa nova. Listened to this one back-to-back.

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5

This is brilliant. Never heard it before and loving it.

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5

Good stuff, very nice to listen to. Would pick it up if I saw it at my record store.

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5

Lovely! So relaxing

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bossa nova!

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5

Reminds me of sitting in a Brazilian steakhouse

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5

This is the kind of album that soothes your very soul, through it´s beautiful yet baffling music.

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Not a jazz fan myself but this a very smooth record. Relaxing & easy one to follow. Beautiful blend of guitar rhythm , bass and saxophone. Recommended!

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5

Easy listening. Very relaxing.

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Loving

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5

Et ça fait samba cafew cafew carnaval

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5

Spectacular music. Not one I would have found my way to, so thank you!

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Солидно

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I didn't expect to like this.

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Quem der menos de 5 tem de ser banido

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This one was much better than I expected. Might come back to it

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5

oo another 5?

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Awesome, Brazil is so great!

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I need more jazz samba in my life

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Really enjoyed -more than I thought I would - good for dinner time

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Another perfect cooking album

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I saw "Jazz Samba" and was intimidated, as I typically do not seek out jazz or samba. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this. Great work/walk/chill music.

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Super mood music. Makes me want to order a Manhattan in a dark, fancy bar. Love the Latin influences, gets a little dancing out of me. Favorite tracks: "Simba De Uma Nota So", "Desafinado"

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An excellent jazz record that shows all of the shades of the Samba, and a beautiful example of Latin jazz with the ever popular version of "Desafinado" that all will recognize once they hear it.

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Beautiful jazz album

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This was truly delightful

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Cool. Smooth af. Occasionally strays too far towards cheesy lounge music for my tastes. But pretty great overall.

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Great easy listening tunes, perfect complement to morning coffee

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Lovely

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Stunning. Great tone.

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First jazz album

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Very relaxing and soothing. Nice to do the dishes too

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This should be good. Not treadmill listening though!

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1. Really laid back, shakers are a nice element to the percussion. I love the chill guitar and saxophone. Bass and guitar solos are cool. 2. Saxophone pops off, really like it along with the rhythm guitar. 3. Really cool guitar work, it works amazingly with the saxophone. Love the chill vibe. 4. A more sad track (given the name) that sounds really nice and relaxing while downcast. Saxophone part is really good at conveying this feeling of sadness, which the rhythm guitar accents well. 5. Reminds me of some song, I really love it though. Rhythm guitar is cool. 6. Amazing guitar riff, I love it so much. 7. Really chill guitar, love it so much. Saxophone part is really nice too.

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Great smooth jazz. Timeless

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Playing this made my apartment instantly more classy. I like it. Gotta love that Bossa Nova beat.

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Dig the fusion. Dig the vibe.

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Pretty chill for work.

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bom

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So so so good, absolutely loved this album. Gave me some jazz vibes but also had some Hawaiian influence too which I was into.

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Real smooth. Really enjoyed this listening experience.

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Relaxing warm smooth Jazz. I like it, but not something I would listen to often. Not very exciting/energetic. Definitely cozy and romantic.

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This is the kind of stuff I was hoping to get introduced to.

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I quite liked this one. Winston too.

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I love Jazz Samba, the Brazillian feel is conducive to relaxing, reading, cooking, dancing, anything that puts you in a good headspace.

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smud jazz

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Great sax music, unlike any music I usually listen to. The playing of the sax from Getz with Byrd's guitar is pleasant and fun.

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Smooth and jazzy. I liked it, but none of the songs really stood out.

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Jazz clásico. Muy bueno y agradable.

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A nice ambiance chill album, I dug it

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amazing jazz

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Mi disclaimer esta vez es que el jazz todavía escapa de mis apreciaciones, pero en esta fusión con ritmos brasileños, crea un ambiente súper tranquilo, que, por desgracia, no deja de recordarme a la música de restaurante o de elevador (no lo digo per se como algo malo). Diría un amigo, "pues sí, en eso lo convirtieron". O sea no es culpa del jazz que suena así o de la bossa nova, tan de moda para versionar canciones pop, pero a eso termina por remitirme. Un ambiente tranquilo, que abre el apetito o en el que estoy esperando que pase algo elegante o fabuloso con mi vida... Y no pasa. Así pues con este disco, mis favoritas, que además pienso que juntas son como dos caras de una misma moneda: "O Pato" y "Samba triste". 8/10

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Buen album de saxos

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Cool rhythms, great percussion and sax, unexpectedly cool guitar

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Beautiful, relaxing, and fun. Loved Samba Dees Days

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“Jazz Samba” by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd (1962) Most readers of these reviews are unfamiliar with this kind of music, but if you’re serious, you should give it a listen. This is especially the case if you have both a burgeoning interest in jazz and already have an interest in classical guitar and Latin music (Ya sabes de quién estoy hablando). At least put it on in the background while you work. Historically, bossa nova came and went, but the beauty of it remains on timeless recordings such as this one. Today’s listeners will be put off by the objectionable level of tape hiss and the somewhat muddy mix and buzzing in the bass, but just imagine yourself in a New York jazz club after a couple of cocktails and you’ll get beyond these defects (This kind of music is why Klipsch speakers were invented). The musical formula for success here is the melodic weaving between the two star performers Stan Getz (tenor sax) and Charlie Byrd (guitar), both giants in the genre. Their melodies are fashioned around chord structures that are more predictable and thus more steadily accessible than progressive jazz—heavy bass on the downbeat, steel brushes on the snare head, gentle syncopated rim shots (and did I mention tasteful and sensuous cowbell? I could use some more cowbell). I breathe a sigh over this music. History is more than the past. It informs who we are in the present. 4/5

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Pues bien. Digo el bossanova me suena bonito y todo, pero hasta ahí. Mood: caipirinha

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Delivers exactly what it says it is

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Very nice upbeat/smooth jazz

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Samba BABY.. SAMBA! YEAAH!!!

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This was a quality album, my brain has new elevator music to play when I'm zoning out now. Desafinado was especially good.

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No sé bien qué decir de este álbum, me parece que está bien hecho y el saxofón une bien el sonido de todos los tracks, pero ya a la distancia desde su publicación y con otros referentes de bossa nova a la mano igual y no suena tan impactante. Pero sigue siendo bueno.

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Noah's favorite album so far. Some damn fine bossa nova.

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Pretty great Jazz! Can definitely see myself putting this on while studying or cleaning.

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Buena percusión, se le da bien a Stan Getz lo del saxofón y tal.

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Sexy, bossa nova-y, good morning jam on a Friday.

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Very much enjoyed this

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Classic lounge music teilweise fast scho aufzug

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3.6. Latin Jazz vibes

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It was good, just tough to listen to a full jazz album

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One of the better albums I’ve heard

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4/5 Lekker ontspannen

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really solid jazz album. amazing soundscapes

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Funky! I like the guitar

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June 8th, 2021 1.DESAFINADO- Great easygoing Bossa-Nova that sets the whole mood. 2.SAMBA DEES DAYS- Festive tune. What's not to love about it. 3.O PATO- Nice acoustic work on this song. One of the best on the album. 4.SAMBA TRISTE- Minor key samba. Pretty good. 5.SAMBA DE UMA NOTA SO- The percussion really makes this track something special. 6.E LUXO SO- This one REALLY takes you south of equator. Perhaps my favorite track. 7.BAHIA- Sets a similar mood to "Samba Trieste". Not bad for a romantic evening either. >In Review: If possible, this would get a 9 out of 10. Like Stan Getz's later album "Getz/Gilberto"(1964), this album is full of relaxing songs that whisks the listener away to the sunny land of Brazil. I do feel as if vocals would have elevated this album (Astrud and João Gilberto's vocals, along with Antonio Carlos Jobim's piano made the latter named album special, a true 5/5). However Getz, Byrd and the rest of the musicians on this album truly made it terrific, and worthy of the record collections of any sophisticated music connoisseur. Should I ever visit Brazil, this will be on the playlist.

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I really enjoyed the mix of Jazz and Samba. Just good, enjoyable music with enough technical depth to get hooked. The bad part though is when getting unhooked, I found it lacked catchy hooks to really draw me back in. When I focused on something else and the album became background listening, I found it hard to distinguish it from simple muzak. I'd rate this one a 3.5, but round it up because it broadened my appreciation for a type of music I don't usually listen to.

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Jazz but not the really out-there whacky kind. Pretty short as far as albums go too, doesn't overstay. I liked it, good background music to get some work done, has a Latin vibe in the percussion.

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Rating: 7/10

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A very enjoyable record. There is actually very little to no filler on this album. 4,5/5

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gonna be generous as I don't like Jazz but feel quite moved by this

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Nice music to listen to in an elevator or to be left with your own thoughts

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No-nonsense bossa nova album. Short and sweet. Strong album throughout, no frills or gimmicks.

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Liked it

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A classic album, and one I think listened to many times at Dads, but I don’t think he pace really suits me

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Really short but nice album. It's certainly something I would listen to again without reservation, but as with most stuff in the pure instrumental jazz genre, it's not something I would actively reach for. 4 stars.

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Yndislegur fílingur, mjög smúþ.

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Nice

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Well I think the title gives a fair bit away haha. Ok this is pretty soothing. I could listen to a fair bit of this. It kind has this gypsy jazz feel to it, the album length is perfect, it has tempo changes between songs, it's just a genuinely fun album. Reading wiki, surprised to find out it's from the US - I was expecting it to be from Brazil or maybe Argentina given the song titles and overall sound. Still, 4/5.

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A different side of Getz that I'm not familiar with.

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Smooth as butter

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Nascut en una època increïblement fecunda en els dos géneres, i també en la fusió d'ells, aquest és un dels treballs que en destaca. Dos mestres barrejant sonoritats i influències, que a mi m'apropa més a Brasil que a EUA, però la temperança i savoir faire dels dos protagonistes el fan d'escolta deliciosa, especialment per matins o capvespres de relax i esparciment

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Possibly my favorite jazz album, especially the first song.

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very smooth... saxophone is used well, not too overwhelming, just right. fun jazz tracks to put you in a good mood!

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Vivid tunes to set up the right ambiance for relax, study or dance alone or with somebody

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Decent classic jazz. I feel like I've heard some of these songs in passing before. Overall, interesting to start picking up on some of the common key changes in jazz and to hear the Latin influence as well. Might start messing around with these key changes.

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Really enjoyed Charlie Byrd's guitar - some lovely interplay with the saxophone and double bass

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idk how to tell good jazz from bad jazz but i liked it it was jazzy

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Samba y jazz. Jazz y samba. Animado.

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They don't call Stan Getz "The Sound" for nothing. This is the epitome of the background music I want to hear playing in a good dive bar.

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Nice and chill bosa nova Rating: 8/10

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Like this a lot. Short though

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Very catchy jazz. Perfect as a backdrop for social occasions.

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Fantastic way to wind down after meetings before logging off for the day

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Extremely relaxing. So funny that this was recorded in a church in an area of DC I used to frequent all the time. I see this is allegedly responsible for the bossa nova boom... a pretty cool nugget of trivia. Highly enjoyable stuff.

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Way better than expected. Great for keeping on in the home during chores, keeps ya moving. 4.5

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The band sits precisely the correct distance and on the right side of "cool". The guitar most of all; The sax stays understated but not drowsy; The drumming is the hot hot source of life. It's an easy-to-listen-to album from beginning to end, but not because the same song or line gets played. One to make one sit up and realize why the Latin input to jazz is so important and enduring.

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Not my style, but nice to listen to.

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Maybe I should listen to more Jazz.

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Solid instrumental album. Has a very uplifting vibe for the soul. Could definitely be used for soft dinner party music or while having wine before dinner. Not necessarily a album I going to turn on for a drive or doing housework, but good for cooking, drinking wine and cocktails.

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Fire

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Huge fan of the Sax. Also there’s many different moods in this one, the first song made me want to drink in a bar with some cigars and later in the album it felt like upbeat elevator music. Good time, would listen again.

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Light and fun. Good to listen when you need peace inyour soul and a litle bit of hapinness.

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Ahh the sweet sound of 60's South American influenced Jazz. Takes you back to Sean Connery as Bond, the Girl from Ipanema etc... A simpler time maybe? My first time of listening to this album but the tunes see so familiar. "Desafinado" has been used on so many soundtracks I think. I like the cockiness of "O Pato" this music has a confidence is of the the era, the post war blues had gone and their was a new optimism of better things to come. The silky smoothness of "Samba Triste" is also of the era. It is such a shame that drummer Buddy Deppenschmidt and bassist Keter Betts don't get the same billing as Stan & Charlie for this is definitely an ensemble piece and without these two it would not have had the same impact or influence I think. Justifiably on this list I did enjoy it.

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pretty good catjam

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The saxophone, the guitar, the samba and percussion are all brilliant here to create a wonderfully chilled out vibe on this record.

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Bossa Nova - really enjoyed this, very warm, mellow & uplifting. Beautiful sax with sunny light Spanish guitar rhythms.

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obrigado julia roberts em comer rezar amar

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Fav tracks: Rockstar Made, Stop Breathing, JumpOutTheHouse, M3tamorphisis (feat. Kid Cudi), Slay3r, Teen X (feat. Future), Vamp Anthem, Sky, Punk Monk, F33l Lik3 Dyin Worst tracks: Beno!, Meh, ILoveUIHateU

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Um álbum excelente, precursor de muita coisa boa por vir... As cores rosas da capa também são um belo acerto - transmitem uma certa "alegria contemplativa", carregada nas músicas do álbum. Este álbum combina bem com uma taça de vinho rosé.

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Harvoin on viikonloppuaamua, kun ei näitä Stanin klassikoita voisi kuunnella. Kliseistä joo, mutta niin helppoa, mukavaa ja tunnelmallista, että pakko arvostaa. Ehkä juuri nyt oli vähän absurdia kuunnella tätä ja lukea samalla Ukrainan uutisia.

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Tää oli kyllä äärimmäisen miellyttävä, vaikka stan getz nyt on mitä on.

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I like it I want to cook to this

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Super laid back, beautiful jazz. I loved this and appreciate the bluesy sound.

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It’s not the incredible masterpiece that is Getz/Gilberto, but it’s still a great album

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Relaxing to listen to.

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If Lewis's department store was still going, they would be playing this.

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Nice bossa nova!

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knulligaste saxofonen jag hört i hela mitt liv. riktigt gött sväng i övrigt också. stort jäkla plus för längden på albumet

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Not my kind of music, but it's well composed and would recommend to folks that like this

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I can just put this in the background all day. Love Charlie Byrd too esp on Samba Triste..

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I should listen to more Stan Getz. With each album that I discover by him, I am always amazed by his refined, romantic and at the same time catchy music. Moreover, the percussions are subtle, but so effective. Awesome record!

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Awesome album, why it's not in my vinyl collection yet !??!

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I'll have a glass of whiskey with my cigar, please.

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I think I prefer some vocal in modern music...

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very good, enjoyed it quite a bit!

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What a fun, jazzy experience this was! This is the best kind of music to cook to. So we did. A very well done piece of jazz.

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Pure vibes

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Foot on step, elbow on leg, clicking

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Boss Bossa Nova

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There are a few things in life in which the enjoyment of them is best managed in small doses. Jazz being one of them, but more importantly really good jazz. Jazz is a very full experience, testing the tolerance of the average consumer and this would explain that as music has changed and people delved more into easy and repetitive pop, jazz while respected for its complexity does not grow in popularity in the same proportion. This album however is the perfect small dose of really, really good jazz. Topping it off, is that while jazzy it takes cues from samba (as the title would suggest) giving the otherwise smooth jazz some spicy notes. The album goes down like a smooth whiskey with that little hit of burn as the spirit makes it way and warms the chest.

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what a pleasant, pleasant listen. i loved it all! beautiful from start to finish. there isn't a bad song in the album. the saxophone is heavenly. truly, i can't wait to listen to this again and again. perhaps i'm thinking too much, but i confess i'm disappointed to learn that bossa nova was created in brazil yet the album that makes it on this 1001 albums list is the one by americans. that doesn't take away from the beautiful sound of the album but it does leave a sour taste in my mouth. regardless, i still learned all about bossa nova and this album is a lovely one.

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nice jazz;

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6th floor please... ♫♫♫

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Qué disco más relajante. Desafinado es una de las canciones clásicas de los 60.

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This was a nice album actually, very pleasant to listen to. 8/10

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Jizz Samballs

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Pangare

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Doesn't reach the heights of Getz/Gilberto but still solid.

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I like the way everything sounds, there’s just not too much exciting about it. 7/10

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Sitä itseään parhaimmillaan. Sopii tosi hyvin tietynlaisiin tilanteisiin ja varmasti tulee uudelleen kuunneltua niissä tilanteissa

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2.5/4- I continue to not get Jazz, but this was pleasant enough.

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Really nice, smooth album. Bossa Nova is a fun genre of music.

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It was fine. I liked it a lot at first but it was very one note. I really wanted to like it more than I did.

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Toujours plaisant Stan Getz mais pas forcément mon préféré.

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Jazz...

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Not a jazz fan but had some really good vibes, could imagine it as a soundtrack for any hip movie from the 60s.

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Elevator music

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I though I've never heard of Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd.... but looks like I know that Desafinado track. Top Track: Samba De Uma Nota So

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1962, Bossa nova, samba-jazz, nur instrumental, Stan Getz und Charlie Byrd, Saxophon im Vordergrund, stabil aber nichts besonderes

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Jazzer greit.

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Personally, I didn't recognize much "samba" in this jazz, but I know bossa nova very much and the album is a good instrumental bossa nova versions of some good songs. Nothing special, but I think that spread this Brazilian song around the world (even in an instrumental way) deserves a place in the list of 1001 albums to listen to before die.

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Now that's what I call elevator music. TM. But honestly pretty soothing.

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Samstagabendlich genauso wie sonntagmorgens geeigneter Tüdelü-Jazz mit Tropicana-Flair. Ab und zu ziehen Bilder der noch jungen (60er Jahre) Bud Spencer und Terence Hill in Brasilien vor meinem inneren Auge vorbei, ab und zu Shopping-Malls. Könnte mir auch gut vorstellen, bei Maredo in Münster ein schönes Steak dazu zu essen, mit grüner Pfeffersoße, mmmhm. Ja, das ist angenehme Musik für die angenehm egalen Dinge, das Leben zieht vorbei und warum auch nicht. Kauf mir gleich erstmal ne schöne Sonntags-FAZ, vielleicht nen Cappuccino dazu. 2,5.

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Dinner Party at the Copa; nach der dritten Margherita und vorm Auftritt von Lenny Bruce. Good clean fun 2.5

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Àngela ve una vaca, Pablo ve una pared desconchada Le gusta la canción O Pato, "es muy divertida". Pablo no lo ha escuchado entero todavía.

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Wlecial jazzik, ale nie murzynski, nie bialy, a kolorowy, bo stylistycznie jest to latino jazz samba, jak sam album sie okresla w tytule, jesli nazwac to bossa nova, to jest to najbardziej coolowa bossa nova jaka slyszalem, bo wlasnie stan getz i jego wczesna dyskografia, to cool jazz, charlie byrd na gitarcie akustykowej mu akompaniuje lub gdzieniegdzie basie, oraz uncreditowany na okladce bebniarz lub bebniarze, jest to dosc krotki material, bo tylko 33 minuty ma wersja ktora mialem okazje odsluchac, najbardziej wpadlo mi w ucho deafinado, czyli utwor otwierajacy epek, kolejny ktory leci na plejliste to e luxo so, jak dla mnie najbardziej sambowy kawalek plyty

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false

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good music but not really to my taste overall

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Sellaista perusvarmaa jatsailua. Oli tuossa kai sitten vähän sellaista keinuvaa samba-rytmiä mukana, mutta Jazziksi tämän mieltäisin eikä tanssimusiikiksi, vaikka kyllä tämän tahtiin varmaan jalalla voisi pistää koreaksi, jos osaisi. Ei kuitenkaan herättänyt erityisemmin tunteita.

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M'n eerste jazzplaat ooit geluisterd. Viel me niet tegen.

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Upbeat jazz. Pretty fun

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Some nice background jazz featuring a clarinet and a shuffling rhythm. 1RS

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Good. Short. Interesting.

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Jazz instrumentals don't usually hold me interest but I enjoyed the samba vibe. Would enjoy this in a bar with drinks please.

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I listen to my little samba songs and do my little samba dance (I do not actually know how to samba, so I just white-boy dance. You know the dance). An easy listen and one with few complaints, but a pretty shallow listen too. It mostly becomes relaxing background music, which can lead it to becoming underappreciated.

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It was OK. Far too jazzy for everyday listening.

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I'm not a big jazz guy but this is good

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Chill jazz album. Was ok

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The album title pretty much says it all. Would sound great in an elevator, maybe at a grocery store too

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Bel disco, molto "classico" in termini di combo Getz-Jazzbrasiliano. Niente di stupefacente, ma splendidi caldi assoli di Getz e Byrd

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chill, didn't pay much attention though

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This was more enjoyable than i thought it would be. Great music and wouldnt mind listening to agaon one day. 3 stars

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Always a fan of jazz, little slow so far. was ok 3 stars? 2.5? somewhere around there

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Nothing crazy but overall enjoyable

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This is a good example for me of how this list can be useful. I've heard the name Stan Getz before, but had no idea what his style of jazz was. After this listen, I know that when I'm looking for some cool, tight sounds to put on for relaxation or background, I can ask Alexa for a Stan Getz album.

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I would be totally pleased with this album as background music at a nice restaurant, or in a hotel lobby. But casual jazz listening might just not be my thing. Apparently Stan Getz is a saxophone legend. I hadn't heard of him. He has two albums on the list. Some of his jazz influencers and contemporaries, who I had heard of, are not on the list... The musicianship on "Jazz Samba" seems incredibly tight and capable. It's easy to listen to. The guitar complements Getz's sax nicely. But here's the thing - I don't listen to enough jazz or know jazz well enough to judge how good of a jazz album this is. I felt the same way to some extent with Fela Kuti, and likely will with other non-rock albums on the list. Most of my musical knowledge and language comes from rock music (and some hip hop), so it's much harder to judge things from genres I'm not familiar with. Then there is the question of how much of the rating comes from the quality of the music, and how much comes from my enjoyment of it. I can know that something is a brilliant piece of music, but not really dig it. How many stars does that get?

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A nice, fun little jazz album.

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Decent background chill music. I imagine this playing in a coffee shop or something. I'll probably put it on my studying playlist.

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good jazz album. first track is the best.

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no internet

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Pleasant but my girlfriend asked if we were listening to elevator music

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3/5 no after all

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It is kind of chill, but not my cup of tea

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pretty alright :)) good easy listening

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Ok

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Meh, not a big jazz fan, it was alright.

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Really like encountering jazz in different contexts. I knew of latin jazz, but was not well-versed in it. The album was skillful, but the second half receded into the background of my attention. My favorite track turned out to be a "silly" song about a duck. I liked the way the melody seemed intricate and playful. Favorite tracks: O Pato, Samba Triste

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Solid jazz album, appreciated the inclusion of some Spanish influences here and there.

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Inoffensive cocktail jazz. (Also: I have a thing about melodies that were originally sung, being played on an instrument. I find that that very rarely works. Here too, in Desafinado, for instance, you hear the saxophone doing melodic/rhythmic phrases that are there because of the lyrics and that just sounds awkward to me. Like the sax is trying to speak which I find quite unsettling). 5/10

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Хз

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Was wat meer mellow dan verwacht, en nogal veel van hetzelfde. Een half uurtje liftmuziek. Niet m'n ding, maar wel rustgevend

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its jazz...

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oh no it's jazz :( these songs all sound the same to me, but it's not bad. kind of romantic

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Me gusta

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Smooth jazz. Good

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Smooooooth. Prototypical lounge music now, it's pretty remarkable that this was knocked out in a Unitarian church and became the go-to definition of samba for people not actually from Brazil. Amazing tones, still. Getz is a monster player, here accompanied by more than able foils.

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A second day in a row of jazz. What really stands out is how good this sounds, everything is so clear. That fade in on the first track is also unexpected. Nice.

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Great variety of sounds, as with most Jazz. Good date night tunes.

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Not Bad. BIIIIG coffeehouse jazz vibes

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Pleasant jazz album. Nice guitar work.

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Sounds nice. Not my style.

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El jazz es demasiado pretencioso. Igual no es malo.

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Jazz has never really been my thing but it was nice to have in the background whilst doing my uni work.

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Interesting, challenging, different to anything I generally listen to, not my kind of thing, but could be. Keeping it in mind for future listening

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A little to old for my taste

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BOSSanova

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mmmm. nice.

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Good as background music. Favorites: "Desafinado", "O Pato", "Samba De Uma Nota So"

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Very good, but not an album for this particular moment in my life. Awesome music.

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3/5, elevator music, but a good one

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Just a solid jazz album no complaints honestly. Favorite track is Desafinado

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I have never listened to this album. I have made a note of it and will try to do so in the future.

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Brazil seventies fashion

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I little too elevator music for me.

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Cool sound. I enjoyed this. It was chill and stimulating at the same time.

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Enjoyable easy listening. Great background noise

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Another cheerful (sounding) record that got me moving, albeit more sensually. Haha. Stan Getz. I had literally heard the name before. Nothing more. This is definitely one of the artists that I clicked "follow" on Spotify when I was a couple songs in. I think "O Pato" is what sealed the deal. It's the Flamenco/nylon string guitar. It shuffles. It sorta sounds like something that would be in a Mario Bros. video game. I love this one too. A strong 3.

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Easy listening. Rather enjoyable in mono, though I couldn't stand listening to it in stereo because of the sound balancing.

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Has it's place. Definitely easy listening. I am really not a fan of that old-fashioned brush sound on the drums; just not my thing. But it does keep a steady backing for the sax and guitar fronts. Will I queue this album back up? Probably not. But it was a nice intro to my day.

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3.5/5 I actually enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. Very chill vibes throughout, like something I’d enjoy it while being at an outdoor bar near a beach on a warm night. Not something I’ll probably listen to on a regular rotation but I can’t say much bad about it.

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Nothing notable, but standard chill jazz

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I listen to a lot of jazz (probably more than any other genre these days), so I'm familiar with Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, and love a lot of their work. Their considerable talents are on full display in this album. I just don't happen to enjoy samba and bossa nova all that much. Can't explain why, but that particular corner of jazz is one of the spots in which I spend very little time. But, dang, these folks are incredible musicians. Even in this subgenre that I don't like very much, I can hear beautiful melody lines and superb comping.

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This was pretty good. Jazz ain’t my thing but this was enjoyable!

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Klassikko lattarijazzii! Piristää loskapaskan keskellä - tai ketä mä huijaan. Ei ees piristä. Mut levy on helppoo kuunneltavaa ja ihan makee tiputteluu. Ei huono. Jos tulee kirpparilla vastaan sopuhintaan niin kyllähän tähän totuttelee. 3/5

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It's jazz. It's samba. Jazz can be brilliant, samba is fine in small doses...

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The influence Jazz Samba had is indefinable however I have to confess it didn't really grab me. Where later Stan Getz albums perfected the art of Bossa Nova, this one just misses the mark, playing it too safe. While not with its moments, this album is more like something you would chuck on in background of a dinner party rather than feel in your heart

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I love the tone of Stan Getz. This is something I would play on a Saturday night (not the whole thing however) I love music you don't have to think too much about.

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Favorite Track - Samba Triste Where I was - Office How I listened - Amazon music on Headphones Listen Again? - No

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I do indeed like Jazz.

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That is some smooth samba.

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Samba, not just a time signature on a Casio keyboard.

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Very enjoyable jazz, nothing out of the extraordinary, but the perfect soundtrack for a romantic diner with a little dance as a bonus. I can't give it a full 4 though, because it ain't PROG, ya know

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Relaxing background music.

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Can't complain at all! Extremely pleasant and lots of creative melodies and progressions

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This was relaxing and very easy to listen to. It was smooth and warm all throughout. I really enjoyed the tracks that had Latin vibes! Also, considering the year, I felt like the production on this album was really top notch.

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Nice

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Jazz. Nice.

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Possibly the best jazz we’ve had so far.

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Ohhh this jazz is quite nice. I want to sit in a fancy lounge and enjoy a cocktail while having a ~sophisticated~ conversation with friends

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Good but after a few songs just became background noise.

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Honestly I’m just surprised by how many ambient jazz albums there are on this list. This was one of the better ones though

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Jazz Samba just feel "comfortable" to me. I enjoyed listening to it and even though none of the songs are anything I have heard before, the entire album felt familiar, safe and enjoyable. There are a few albums that I will put in a playlist of stuff to listen to when I want to relax. This is certainly going into that playlist. 3.5 / 5.

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Made me think of Ron Burgundy playing the flute.

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Nice but not especially interesting to me. 3 stars.

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Cheeelin

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Love the cover. Easy listening. Not bad

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While it's definitely composed of the jazz ingredients I like most (standard combo + no vocals), I'm also lukewarm about bossa nova. It's either not dramatic or mysterious enough for me - something about the rhythm is just unexciting. So the album didn't stand a chance. :D Kidding - mostly - it's still great playing and absolutely fine-to-mildly enjoyable to have on as background music for me; it just doesn't hit me the same way others in the same era (Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Charlie Parker, etc) have. Would rarely if ever turn this off, but just as unlikely to reach for it by choice. 7/10 3 stars.

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Its a jazz album

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Kevyttä taustamusaa. Yksi läpisoitto riitti.

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Ok

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2/5

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Meh

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Jotakuinkin sitä mitä tuli mitä levyn nimi antoi olettaa. Odotin ehkä että pitäisin tästä vähemmän, mutta mukava yllättyä välillä positiivisesti. Ei edelleenkään missään nimessä suosikkigenre, mutta vähintään puolimielellään tätä kuunteli työnteon ohessa. Musisointina ei vaikuttanut aivan yhtä taidokkaalta kuin jotkut listan aiemmat Jazz-levyt. Letkeätä allasbaarimusiikkia kanariansaarilta.

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Very pleasant, but I am not very literate in Bossa Nova. Stan Getz's sax sound is so soft and warm like a hug. It was difficulty for me to not let this become background music (I blame Muzak).

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Fine to have on in the background when reading or cooking of something. A little too douchy for me to ever actively choose to listen to.

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'twas fiiiiiine. Makes me think of elevator music or that scene in Mr. & Mrs. Smith where they're in the final shootout in the department store. Didn't love.

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felt like i was in a classy hotel or in a pixar movie

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Nice but not for me

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Meh.

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In. Gerr

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Bossa nova. Kind of old-school swanky, but hard to listen to.

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Ok as jazz goes. Pretty inoffensive but nothing bad about it

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fine, nothing special

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Een 2 voor de moeite.

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Easy listening. Not for every moment, but not bad. Even if you don't like jazz and bossanova

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Meh, baby jazz

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fine for background music but not my jam

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I hope Stan Getz fucked.

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Background noise.

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Easy jazz.. not bad

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Painfully dull, but tolerable for the 35mins or so this record lasts

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Elevator music. 6.8/10

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Sounds like elevator music

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Nice but not really my thing

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Inoffensive bossa nova

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Jazz Samba! I like it. Might relisten at some point.

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Meh it's jazz

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Lively samba, but not really my bag

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Another Jazz album from the early 60s. It's probably great, and I wasn't bored with it on, but it's absolutly not my scene. I didn't hate it though, saving 1 stars for albums I hate.

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it's not bad or good. it's just background. Like what they playing in lobbies they don't want you to stand around in.

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Хрш

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It’s fine. Sounds like music that would be playing in a mall or dept store or restaurant. I can see why people who like this kind of music would like this, but too bland for me

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This is one of the first bossa nova albums released in the US, and started this genre's frenzy in the country. Bossa nova is a style of samba from South America. This album was entirely instrumental, but that didn't affect its quality. Samba music is based on the instruments more than lyrics. The album was a great listen and makes for a relaxing soundtrack to most activities. May have to keep an ear tuned for other bossa nova music in the future.

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Not as good as some of the previous jazz albums on this list. Maybe a little too heavy on the jazz clarinet

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😕jazz

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This is probably going to seem hypocritical if you look at some of my other reviews, but does an album really need to included if it popularized a genre? Nobody needs to listen to bossa nova before they die. Sorry to all the tenor sax enthusiasts out there. Best track: Desafinado

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It's ok

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This album lives up to its name. Stan is a good jazz saxophonist and Charlie is good at Samba guitar. Two white guys playing Latin music. It's fine.

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The album is just kinda there. I didn't hate it. It wasn't the worst jazz album and better than some of the others on this list. Relatively short. Nothing about it is noteworthy. No need to revisit.

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boring. 2/5

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jazz is not in any way my favourite. i don’t hate but i don’t love. i like it but it’s just boring after awhile.

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not my type

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No

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Trop ascenseur ! L'ambiance jazz doit être plus sympa dans un bar à Jazz!

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there's no singing bruh 1 star

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I've never been that interested in Jazz, but I'll keep an open mind as I listen. Update: I didn't like it that much. But it was a little bit vibey.

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Poor

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It’s jazz innit. That’s all. Not my thing.

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Jazz. Nope.

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no jazz

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I Dont Do JAZZ

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Missed the mark for me. Competent but uninteresting.

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Samba? This is horrible.

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Lift music not for me

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Annoying/basic jazz. Like playing Sims or in a lift.

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jazz samba

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listened to this

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